59 days in United States Itinerary

59 days in United States Itinerary

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59 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Des Moines
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Santa Fe
— 9 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Seattle
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Reno
— 9 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Flagstaff
— 9 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
El Paso
— 8 nights
6
New Orleans
— 10 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Des Moines

9
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to New Mexico Museum of Art and Ghost Ranch. Museum-lovers will appreciate Millicent Rogers Museum and San Miguel Chapel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Fe: San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church (in Ranchos De Taos), Taos (Rio Grande Gorge Bridge & La Hacienda del los Martinez) and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo). Spend the 5th (Thu) exploring nature at Hyde Memorial State Park. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, engage your brain at Bradbury Science Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and witness a stunning natural landmark at ten thousand waves.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe trip planner .

Des Moines to Santa Fe is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Des Moines in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Taos, El Santuario de Chimayo, Ghost Ranch, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, Bradbury Science Museum
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Museum of Indian Arts & Culture ©
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
Museum of International Folk Art ©

9
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center and LeMay - America's Car Museum. Get some cultural insight at Museum of History & Industry and Pike Place Market. Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Worden State Park (in Port Townsend), Snoqualmie Falls (in Snoqualmie) and Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, grab your bike and head to Lower Big Quilcene Trail, take in panoramic vistas at Sky View Observatory, and see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

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Getting from Santa Fe to Seattle by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Santa Fe in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Reno.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Tacoma, Lower Big Quilcene Trail, Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards, Snoqualmie Falls, Fort Worden State Park
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The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
LeMay - America's Car Museum ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum

9
nights
Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Empire Mine State Historic Park will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tallac Historic Site and Lake Tahoe. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reno: Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum (in Truckee), Vikingsholm (in South Lake Tahoe) and Nevada State Museum (in Carson City). There's still lots to do: stroll through Sand Harbor, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, kick back and relax at Burnt Cedar Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Wilbur D. May Center.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Reno route planner.

Fly from Seattle to Reno in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Seattle in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Reno: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Reno

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe, Incline Village, Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, Nevada State Museum, Empire Mine State Historic Park
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Lake Tahoe ©
Lake Tahoe
Empire Mine State Historic Park ©
Empire Mine State Historic Park
National Automobile Museum ©
National Automobile Museum

9
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park and Lowell Observatory. Appreciate the collections at Museum of Northern Arizona and West of the Moon Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Flagstaff: Sedona (Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), Navarro Gallery & Sculpture Garden, & more), Bearizona Wildlife Park (in Williams) and Montezuma Well (in Rimrock). Spend the 8th (Tue) among the fascinating landscape of Wupatki National Monument. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Walnut Canyon National Monument, get great views at Hopi Point, and gain insight at Northern Arizona University.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Flagstaff online travel route planner .

Getting from Reno to Flagstaff by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Reno to Flagstaff is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Reno in October; daily highs in Flagstaff reach 65°F and lows reach 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to El Paso.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sedona, Grand Canyon National Park, Montezuma Well, Bearizona Wildlife Park
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Montezuma Well ©
Montezuma Well
Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument

8
nights
El Paso

El Paso ©
El Paso is a city in and the seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chamizal National Memorial and El Paso Museum of Archaeology. Appreciate the collections at UTEP Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens and International Museum of Art. Get out of town with these interesting El Paso side-trips: San Elizario (Old El Paso County Jail Museum, San Elizario Historic District, & more) and White Sands National Monument (in Alamogordo). There's still lots to do: cruise along Scenic Drive - Overlook, see the interesting displays at National Border Patrol Museum, get engrossed in the history at Railroad and Transportation Museum of El Paso, and admire the masterpieces at El Paso Museum of Art.

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Fly from Flagstaff to El Paso in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Flagstaff in October, you will find days in El Paso are somewhat warmer (82°F), and nights are much warmer (56°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in El Paso

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

San Elizario, War Eagles Air Museum, White Sands National Monument
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White Sands National Monument ©
White Sands National Monument
Scenic Drive - Overlook ©
Scenic Drive - Overlook
War Eagles Air Museum ©
War Eagles Air Museum

10
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Step out of the city life by going to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and Audubon Zoo. Explore hidden gems such as Jamie Hayes Gallery and New Orleans Pharmacy Museum. Explore New Orleans' surroundings by going to Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site (in Vacherie), Whitney Plantation (in Wallace) and Baton Rouge (Louisiana's Old State Capitol & USS Kidd). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Getting from El Paso to New Orleans by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from El Paso to New Orleans is 1 hour. When traveling from El Paso in October, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Baton Rouge, Ultimate Swamp Adventures, Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Whitney Plantation
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The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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